Saturday, July 23, 2011

flipflop wines: Part 1 - Pinot Grigio

Flip Flop Wines! Hurray!

Most of you don't know that I'm a wine-o. I started my love affair with wine at the end of college (when keggers and wops became inappropriate). I was lucky enough to be contacted by flipflop Wines to give these new wines a go. I'm doing these reviews in increments as to really absorb (pun intended) the flavors and experiences of each of the wines. Due to the ridiculous heat that the Midwest has been experiencing, I started with a cool glass of Pinot Grigio. The strongest opinion I can tell everyone about this wine is this:

If you like pinot grigio: you will love this wine!

The wine itself is young but the vitner has patened a recipe that does not stray one bit from a very original Pinot Grigio. It has a very classic flavor of a Pinot Grigio. Oftentimes you can tell if a P.G. doesn't have a dedicated vitner—the taste is very young, too sweet, not the right level of dryness. It's as if they think that drinkers will enjoy anything sweet and white, which is not necessarily true. A good P.G. will be slightly sweet and have undertones of lightly sugared citrus with, oftentimes, only an afterthought of floral (which makes it such a hit with non-experiences wine drinkers—floral often turns off drinkers). The flipflop Pinot Grigio has these clean, lightly sweetened citrus flavors and uses other white fruits like pear to create a full-bodied, balanced glass.

Let me say it again, if you are a wine drinker that likes Pinot Grigio, you are GUARANTEED to enjoy this bottle of wine.